"Last year the five major drug companies made $50 billion in profit," Sanders said. "The fight you are waging here in California
Drug companies, who are spending $90 million to stop Proposition 61, will continue to overcharge Californians until we pass Prop 61 to stop their price gouging.
If Pfizer is cash-constrained, it is far more likely that it is the golden handcuffs of stock-based executive pay that are the source of the problem.
This is a first.
Is the Obama administration advancing the interests of the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of drug affordability?
The last 40 years prove conclusively that interdiction can't possibly win the war against the cartels. Illegal drugs are more available, stronger, and cheaper than ever. We have encouraged lawlessness and civil strife in every drug-producing nation.
And if you do decide to start punching names into Open Payments, don't expect a Google-like experience. This is ProPublica's
For all the buzz and activity, there was much more selling than educating going on. Sure, the drug reps suggested alternatives and mentioned side effects, but underneath and unacknowledged was their fundamental mission: to convince me to prescribe their product.
Not only do they fund ADHD research and professional education, they market to doctors, teachers, parents, and, ultimately, even the children of this country.
The news media showed without a shadow of a doubt that they have not learned from their coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war, as pretty much everyone who got Iraq fundamentally wrong before we invaded was invited to share their views.